Sweet result for Romsey trainer at Kilmore trots


By Len Baker

It was another interesting nine-race Kilmore trots meeting on Thursday night, with three of the winners on a program from across the region.

The Vicbred Super Series Silver and Bronze Trotting races were a highlight of the races.

Romsey trainer-driver Chris Svanosio was successful with handy four-year-old Somebeachsomewhere-Lucky Ha Ha mare Lollipop in the Georgina and Co Pace, over 1690 metres, much to the delight of harness racing addict Emmy Mazzetti, who bred and races her.

Enjoying a cosy one-one passage from gate three after local hope Got The Odds, trained by Ben Yole and Taylor Youl, sped across from gate five to lead, leaving the favourite Pete Mitchell in the open.

Angling three wide on the final bend, Lollipop ran home best to prevail by 4.5 metres from La Toison Dor, which angled away from the inside on turning, with Got The Goods holding down third a neck back in a local district trifecta. The mile rate was 1-58.5.

Bolinda trainer Kari Males combined with Kate Gath to land the $20,000 Love You at Haras Des Trotteurs Vicbred Super Series 3Y0 Silver Trotters Mobile, over 2180 metres, with Majestic Son-Karaka Tooth filly Majestic Tooth in a 2-02 mile rate.

After trailing the leader Kyvalley Amanda from the pole, Majestic Tooth used the sprint lane to record a 1.9-metre victory over a death-seating Shaq The Anvil, with Kyvalley Amanda third 5.6 metres back.

The $20,000 Love You at Haras Des Trotteurs Bronze Trot went the way of Riddell Creek partnership of Chris Lang and Sonia Mahar’s Muscle Hill-Nitengale Stride filly Satin Stride.

With Langin the sulky, Satin Stride led all of the way from gate three to account for At The Distance by an easy 13.5 metre margin. Nuclear Attitude was third a head away. The mile rate was 2-02.1.

The $20,000 Bold Eagle at Haras Trotteurs Vicbred 2Y0 Trot saw Volstead-Tricia Powell filly Nordic Reign lead throughout from the pole for Bunbartha father and son John and Matt Newberry.

Rated a treat by Matt, Nordic Reign greeted the judge 1.8 metres clear of Centurian Dream along the sprint lane after trailing from gate two, with Manda Kyvalley third, a half head back after racing exposed from gate six. The mile rate 2-03.8.

The Timoko at Haras 4Y0 $20,000 Bronze Silver was taken out by trainer Kelvin Barker’s Majestic Son-Imitating gelding Mercenary, who was tough after racing exposed from the extreme draw to outstay his rivals.

He defeated the leader Hold That Gold by 2.3 metres in a mile rate of 2-00.4. Polemarker Itzfergietime was third 1.9 metres back.

Goornong trainer Peter Salathial combined with Mel Thackeray with four-year-old Western Terror-Ay Tee Em mare Seemeshinyheels to land the MC Security ‘The Thirties’ Pace Final over 2180 metres.

Third in her heat a week earlier behind Image Of Starzzz, Seemeshinyheels took a trail on Safe Jewels before using the sprint lane to score by 2.1 metres over the leader.

Icanmotor, off a three-wide trail last lap from midfield, was third 1.6 metres away. The mile rate 2-01.9.

Junortoun owner-trainer Gary Donaldson captured the Jet Roofing Trotters Mobile, over 2180 metres, with beautifully-bred Love You-Skye Rocket five-year-old entire Luvski when making his race debut.

Driven by Anthony Crossland, Luvski starting from the pole was buried four pegs at the bell before charging home along the sprint lane to gain the day by a head from rank outsider Blanco Canyon, paying $151, and Malhana Muscles, who was 3.5 metres away third. The mile rate 2-02.9.

Axedale trainer Mick Carbone combined with Greg Sugars to lead throughout aboard speedy seven-year-old Auckland Reactor-Eleventh Command mare Chooz Reactor in the 2180-metre Broadstead Kilmore Pace.

Chooz Reactor scored by 1.9 metres in a rate of two minutes from polemarker Our True Colours, which trailed using the sprint lane. Bizzness Class also used the sprint lane for third 5.2 metres away.

The Worlds Best Hoof Oil Pace over 2180 metres saw Cardigan duo owner/trainer Amy Cargill and driver Zac Chappenden victorious with seven-year-old Sportswriter-Tears To Maple gelding Hit The Track.

He led throughout from gate three to register an easy 15.7 metre margin from Tooby Gold, which made no impression after trailing from the pole. Maas Betting Again was third 2.1 metres back. The mile rate 2-01.2.

Kilmore’s next harness race meeting is on Thursday.